MATTHEWS – Covenant Day School held its fifth annual Stuff the Box event to benefit Matthews HELP Center.
The middle school community collected more than 2,000 food items for the center’s BounceBack Backpack program. The school delivered the food Nov. 21.
The program provides healthy, non-perishable food every weekend throughout the school year for more than 75 elementary students.
“Student food drives like Covenant Day’s make a huge impact toward feeding our neighbors’ hungry children on the weekend,” said Sandra Conway of Matthews HELP Center. “I love that students are learning to grow a generous heart of giving and compassion that will serve them as they become adults.”
Covenant Day began partnering with Matthews HELP Center in 2011 by donating $5,000, according to teacher Karen Ernsberger.
“Covenant Day’s mission is that our students would be salt and light,” Ernsberger said. “Stuff the Box gives students the opportunity make a difference in the precious lives of our community.”